Welcome to the Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. We are your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. We provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the three broad areas of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences.
Why Cooperative? We are the product of a cooperative agreement between Henrico County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Department of Agriculture. We provide educational programs directed to the needs of Henrico County citizens with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. The Henrico Extension Leadership Council helps us identify these needs and is our partner in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our education programs.
Well Water Testing Clinic
Do you know what’s in the water of your well, spring, or cistern?
Find out at the Well Water Testing Clinic sponsored by the Henrico Extension Office by having the water from your well, spring, or cistern analyzed for 14 parameters, including bacteria, metals, nitrate and hardness at a cost of $55. All results are confidential. Call 804-501-5160 to register. For more information, visit the Virginia Household Water Quality Program website.
Use EBT at Lakeside Farmers Market
Visit the Lakeside Farmers Market on Saturday mornings to use your EBT card to purchase fresh, local food.
Are you looking for a way to improve Henrico through volunteer service? Do you enjoy teaching and talking to the public? Do you have an interest in horticulture? If the answer to all of these questions is yes, Henrico Master Gardener Volunteer opportunities may be right for you.
VCE Volunteer Training Modules
As a Volunteer in our programs, we hope you share our core values for appreciation of differences and inclusion, because as a VCE volunteer, you share our civil rights responsibility to insure that our programs and services are nondiscriminatory. Please take a moment to complete the VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module.
As a Master Gardener Volunteer, learn to minimize risk while presenting VCE programs to citizens of Henrico County by completing the Risk Management Essentials for Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.